Is Law Review Worth the Tradeoff?

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Re: Is Law Review Worth the Tradeoff?

Postby Renzo » Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:26 pm

disco_barred wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:I have been an attorney longer than you have been alive. In short, experience. Been there, done that.

ooooooook. I've been poking through your posting history. You - a practicing attorney for 20+ years - joined our website a little over 3 weeks ago. In that time, you've made almost 200 posts - chiefly about law school rankings and decisions about which law schools to go to (usually the exclusive domain of over-eager pre-law students). You seem surprisingly well versed in the latest rankings and trends for somebody that is a practicing attorney.

I'm not (quite) calling bullshit, but I do find your posting history somewhat peculiar. What attracted you to the site? Why spend so much time providing vague suggestions to people trying to pick schools without commenting on your decades of legal practice experience? What's your purpose?

Really not trying to be insulting, just trying to figure you out - since this is far from the first time your advice/perspective has differed markedly from the conventional wisdom of the law students on this board, who tend to be pretty well versed in the employment situation.

I'll go out on a limb and be the first to claim bullshit. No 30-year veteran is going to show up on a board like this and start griping about rankings. Plus, you're wrong about almost everything in every thread.

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Re: Is Law Review Worth the Tradeoff?

Postby TMKing » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:36 pm

Check out the following Article written directly on this question: --LinkRemoved--

It might help some.

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Re: Is Law Review Worth the Tradeoff?

Postby Unemployed » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:46 pm

Ipsa Dixit wrote:If you ever ask yourself this question about law school activities: "Should I do Law Review, or should I do __________ instead?"

The answer is always Law Review.

Unless you have extremely high 1L grades and don't care about clerkships and academia (i.e. you just want to work for a good firm). If the alternative is to have a relaxing 2L year, I think forgoing LR is reasonable.

Obviously this is not OP's situation... Nor am I suggesting that the situation applies to me.

Edit: Hrm. Zombie thread.

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